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Gridlock Warning at I95, Exit 9 This Weekend for Bridge Reconstruction

Motorist Alert: I-95 Will be Closed at Exit 9 for Two Weekends for the reconstruction of US Route 1 Bridge over I-95. The DOT is warning drivers to expect long delays and to avoid the area entirely if possible. The bridge is rated poor. Average daily traffic on Route 1 is 16,900 vehicles. Average daily traffic on I-95 is 140,100 vehicles. (2014) Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Reject State Senator Bergstein’s Bill No. 102 for Tolls for All Vehicles on Major Highways

“Drivers who choose to avoid tolls will crowd Route 1, for example, all the way through Fairfield County….Senator Bergstein, please focus on your campaign promises to 1) Lower Taxes on ALL Connecticut Families and 2) Fix the Pension Crisis.” – Elisa Esses, District 36 constituent, Stamford, CT Continue Reading →

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“Talking Transportation”: We’re already paying tolls !

Did it come to anyone’s surprise that Connecticut roads were recently named “worst” in the US in a White House study conducted by the American Society of Civil Engineers?  They told us what we already know:  41% of Connecticut’s 21,000 miles of highways are in “poor” condition and 30% of our 4200 bridges are “structurally deficient”. Speaking of which… how about our Governor, Dannel Malloy, whose aspirations for a job in the Clinton administration have him favoring political pandering instead of public policy. Two years ago US Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox visited Hartford when Foxx was seeking support for the President’s transportation plan. At a press conference, the Governor joined the assembled Congressional delegation (all Democrats) and was quick to beat up on the Republicans in Congress for stalling progress.  But when a reporter asked about having Connecticut help pay its own way with highway tolls, the Governor reacted as if he’d found a turd in the punch-bowl. Continue Reading →

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New Speed Change Lanes on I-95 in Norwalk Should Ease Congestion

The additional lane — a “speed change lane” — on I95 between exit 14 and 15 northbound just opened five months ahead of schedule. The lane gives cars a chance to accelerate and decelerate without interrupting the flow of 3 main lanes of traffic. State Senator Bob Duff said about 140,000 vehicles travel through I95’s “choke point number one” daily. Continue Reading →

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